Open Enrollment May 2021
Open Enrollment begins May 3rd and continues through May 21st (11:59 PM).
This is the magical time of year when you can make changes to your benefit plans. If you don’t take any action, you’ll automatically stay in the same medical, dental, and supplemental life insurance plans that you are currently enrolled in.
Make the following changes in PRISM (between May 3 – May 21). Your changes will be effective July 1, 2021.
- change, add, or drop insurance plans
- buy additional supplemental life insurance
- buy voluntary long-term disability insurance
- enroll in a flexible spending account (FSA)
- add or remove eligible dependents from insurance plans
What Must You Do During Open Enrollment?
→ Flexible Spending Account (FSA) participants must re-enroll during Open Enrollment
to if they need to replenish funds in an FSA for July 1st.
What’s New for July 1?
Cigna and Delta Dental biweekly premiums are not changing. Kaiser HMO premiums are decreasing slightly. Please review the FY22 Employee Rate Chart.
Voluntary Long Term Disability (VLTD) – Enrollment Opportunity
The Hartford is offering enrollment in VLTD with no medical underwriting requirement. You can enroll during this Open Enrollment and not answer any medical questions.
Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA)
Annual maximum remains $2,750.
COVID Impact Rule: All of your of unspent funds in your current (FY21) Health Care FSA will automatically roll over from FY21 to FY22.
Dependent Care FSA (DCFSA)- County Reimbursement Increases
Beginning July 1, 2021 (FY22), the County will reimburse employees for 50% of their Dependent Care FSA election, up to a maximum of $1,500 (prorated for part-time employees). Enroll in PRISM with the total amount you need for the entire fiscal year ($5,000 per family maximum). PRISM will calculate the reimbursement and provide it in your pay slips after July 1st.
COVID Impact Rules:
- DCFSA Grace Period – your current FY21 dependent care funds can be used for the reimbursement of services occurring through 12/31/2021. You have six (6) extra months to use FY21 DCFSA funds.
- Between July 1, and December 31, 2021, you may contribute up to an additional $5,500 into your Dependent Care FSA. If you need this additional DCFSA amount, please email this completed form to email@example.com